November 20, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Let’s Talk about Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a fundamental information security practice. In simple terms, it means you split out important tasks between two or more people. This prevents one person getting drunk on all the power they wield, and also prevents one person from making a mistake that can have undesired consequences.One of the best examples of segregation of duties can…

November 19, 2018 | Devin Morrissey

Is the Internet of Things Threatening Your Company’s Security?

The internet of things (IoT) is changing nearly every industry. Smart devices that can collect and process data, and even make decisions based on that data, though artificial intelligence promises to disrupt business as we know it for years to come.However, there are some legitimate concerns. The more connected devices your company has, the more potential vulnerabilities are out…

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November 16, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week - 16th November 2018

Collecting stories over the course of the week is always fun. You start reading one story, and before you know it you’re down the rabbit hole of technology, security, and privacy reading up papers on how scientists want to embed IoT devices in giraffes necks.Fear not, I am here to strip away the mundane and irrelevant and…

November 15, 2018 | Rich Langston

Defending Against Zero-Day Attacks with AlienVault USM Anywhere

IntroductionRecently, an AlienVault customer reached out to ask how AlienVault handles the detection of  zero-day attacks, which are exploits against previously unknown vulnerabilities. In this blog, I shed light on how we approach this.Modern security products rely on some definition of threats, whether that definition is as specific as a signature that identifies a unique strain of…

November 14, 2018 | Sanjay Ramnath

Top 10 PCI DSS Compliance Pitfalls

Despite the fact that PCI DSS has been in effect for over a decade, and most merchants are achieving compliance, some of the world’s largest retailers have been hit by to data breaches. The sad truth is that achieving compliance doesn’t guarantee data protection, even for large organizations.For example, more than five million credit card…

November 13, 2018 | Leslie Johnson

New Vice President of Asia Pacific Graham Pearson Joins the Alien Nation

Today, we are happy to share that Graham Pearson has been appointed Vice President of Asia Pacific (APAC) for AlienVault, an AT&T company. In this role, Graham will lead our operations and sales strategy in the region. He is excited about joining AlienVault and providing APAC companies with the unified security management approach they need in moving to…

November 9, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 9th Nov 2018

Another week, another trove of articles I read so that I could bring you only the best. Because that’s just the kind of person I am. You’re welcome.A SOCless detection teamI can’t remember if I shared this article a few months back, and I’m too lazy to go take a…

November 6, 2018 | Bob Covello

The Many Ways your Phone Communicates

Are you familiar with all the ways that your smart phone communicates?  The other evening, at dinner, I was describing to a friend how the VPN software I use on my phone masks my location when I am on the internet.  Sometimes, I am in Helsinki, and other times, I may be in another part of the world.…

November 5, 2018 | Devin Morrissey

Financial Data and Analysis Predictions for 2019

https://pixabay.com/en/analytics-google-data-visits-page-3680198/PasteThe use of big data and data from the internet of things (IoT) is changing business so rapidly it is hard to predict what is next, and financial analytics are certainly no exception. While the need for financial analysts continues to rise, the way analysts performs their day-to-day functions is evolving.More data than…

November 2, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 2nd Nov 2018

It’s November already, where has the year gone? I can almost still remember typing out the words for the year’s first ‘Things I hearted’ blog back in January. Re-reading it now, it feels as if not much has changed, big messes, breaches, an in-fighting seemed like the usual for the year.I was speaking…

November 1, 2018 | Ori Arbel

Cybersecurity & Formula 1 Racing - It’s a Profession

This is perspective from one of our MSSP partners, CyberHat.Formula 1 is a serious business.  It takes years of expertise and practical foot work to design, build and operate a winning Formula 1 team.  It's easy to think that success depends on the car and the technology.  But in reality, a cutting edge engine in the best…

October 31, 2018 | Bindu Sundaresan

It’s the Season of Lists - Time for a Meaningful Risk List

I attended the Cybersecurity Summit in Phoenix recently and presented on the topic of minimizing risk. There were some great conversations around the value of risk management within the cyber threat landscape. Here are some of my musings from the event.We are now at the forefront of a world of digital transformation. Beyond being a buzz word digital is…

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